UCB has filed a patent for isolated antibody fragments, specifically knob domains of bovine ultralong CDR-H3, and their use in therapy. The patent also covers methods of preparing these fragments. GlobalData’s report on UCB gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Antibody fragment from bovine ultralong cdr-h3 for therapy

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: UCB SA

The patent application (Publication Number: US20240024520A1) describes isolated antibody fragments that target specific antigens of interest, such as the component C5 of the Complement or human serum albumin. These antibody fragments are characterized by their unique structure, including the presence of cysteine residues, disulphide bonds, and specific amino acid motifs. The fragments can vary in length from 5 to 55 amino acids and may be fully bovine, chimeric, or synthetic. Additionally, the patent covers the fusion of these antibody fragments with effector molecules, such as albumin or proteins with albumin binding domains, for enhanced therapeutic applications.

Furthermore, the patent application details the production and use of these antibody fragments, including the creation of phage display libraries containing ultralong CDR-H3 sequences from bovine immunizations. Methods for generating these libraries, enriching them against specific antigens, and sequencing the isolated antibody fragments are outlined. The application also includes the production of pharmaceutical compositions containing the antibody fragments, as well as the use of polynucleotides, vectors, and host cells for their expression. Overall, the patent application provides a comprehensive overview of the development, production, and application of novel antibody fragments with potential therapeutic benefits for various medical conditions.

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